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Re: st: Optimizing recoding procedures


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Optimizing recoding procedures
Date   Tue, 11 Dec 2012 18:54:43 +0000

Not so; -inlist()- is "or" function not an "and" function.

Flipping the arguments round doesn't change that.

Nick

On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 6:50 PM, Austin Nichols <austinnichols@gmail.com> wrote:
> Thomas Lux <tholux2000@yahoo.de>:
> Try:
> replace x=0 if inlist(1,a,b,c,d)
>
> On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 1:09 PM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
>> d == 1 & d == 1
>>
>> can be simplified to
>>
>> d == 1
>>
>> Otherwise I don't know a shorter way to write that. StataCorp could
>> invent dozens of functions that would only be used occasionally, and
>> this is I guess one function they did not invent.
>>
>> You are correct that there is a -rany()- function in -egenmore-,  but
>> -ral()- is still a typo. Please explain _where_ user-written programs
>> that you refer to come from.
>>
>> Nick
>>
>> On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 6:00 PM, Thomas Lux <tholux2000@yahoo.de> wrote:
>>> Thank you very much, Nick!
>>>
>>> The mentioned statement makes indeed no sense.
>>>
>>> The statement should be
>>>
>>>
>>> replace x = 0 if a==1 & b==1 & c==1 & d==1 & d==1
>>>
>>> Is there a way to do this in a shorter way?
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